In celebration of the launch of the Pokemon TCG: Black & White - Plasma Freeze expansion release Nintendo and Game Freak are launching a special distribution event. Starting May 8, the same date that the Pokemon TCG expansion is released, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 players can pick up Deoxys via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
Deoxys is one of them fancy forme-changing Pokemon, which I'm not sure if Pokemon fans are into anymore judging by the reaction to Mewthree. Still, with four forms -- Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed -- every player with a Deoxys will find some use for him. Here's Nintendo's pun-filled take on the special guy:
"Deoxys—an impressive Pokémon that can change its Forme—has long captivated fans with its mind-blowing Psychic-type powers and mysterious interstellar origins. Little is known of its past, but Pokémon professors have determined that Deoxys was originally a virus of alien origin: as it plummeted through the atmosphere on a wayward meteorite, the virus passed through a laser beam and mutated to become Deoxys."
As always, there are a few special rules to consider before picking up your very own Deoxys on May 8. Make sure you check to meet the prerequisites, otherwise you might find yourself... Deoxypointed. Disappointed, but with Deoxys in it... yeah, never mind. Here's the list:
- Wireless broadband Internet access
- A Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL system
- A copy of the Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2 game
- No more than 11 Wonder Cards in their possession
Pick up Deoxys on May 8, the same day the Pokemon TCG: Black & White - Plasma Freeze expansion is launched -- which adds 110 cards to the game. If that's not your style, you can sit patiently with the rest of us for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y's release this October.
Update: Official word back from PR is that this distribution event is indeed Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 exclusive. It will not be for Pokemon Black and White owners.